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Grand jury clears officers in minister shooting

A grand jury on Friday found that an officer-involved shooting in which a Lavonia minister was killed was justified.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Shop with a Cop event provides gifts for children in need

Sure, police officers spend a lot of time fighting crime and keeping the community safe. But did you know they also can be excellent shoppers?

December 18, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jackson schools seek to steer funds to needs

JEFFERSON - Jackson County School System officials say they are working to better use state funds. The system plans to apply for three waivers to be approved by the state Department of Education, which would allow the system to use the funds where officials feels they are most needed.

December 18, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson students ring in the holidays with a sing-along

The last day of school before a break is always an exciting time for students, but the day is made even more special when there's a sing-along.

December 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


John P. Kennedy named Lakeview's new headmaster

John Patrick Kennedy will become Lakeview Academy's sixth headmaster on July 1.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


RADAR: Track heavy rain in North Georgia

December 18, 2009 | | Local


10-year-old student reports on history

As seasoned reporters were herded behind the gate from which they would cover U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's speech Thursday in Dawsonville, 10-year-old Andrew Liang joined the ranks.

December 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


VP visit draws onlookers, a few critics

They weren't sure exactly when he would be passing by, but members of the Democratic Party of Dawson County were ready and waiting to greet U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade.

December 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Supporters say network will help North Georgia prosper, improve education

Forty years ago, business proprietors carefully gauged a location's access to water, sewer and electricity before setting up shop. Now they want all that plus high-speed Internet service.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Biden brings broadband plan to North Georgia

Georgia Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue Thursday - an effort to improve communication and attract industry in North Georgia.

December 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Speaker-to-be Ralston has North Georgia ties

The next speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives drew raves after his election Thursday, with lawmakers saying he should quickly move past the scandals that rocked his predecessor.

December 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch Better Hometown leader stepping down

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dinah Wayne is stepping down Dec. 31 after nearly 10 years as head of Flowery Branch's Better Hometown program.

December 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville mulls Main Street program

Gainesville's City Council discussed ways to revamp the recently disbanded Main Street Gainesville organization at a council meeting Thursday.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Library system cracking down on late fees

Make sure to turn in those overdue library books.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-police captain sentenced in gun case

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Jefferson police captain to a year in prison for having a gun while using crack cocaine, but declined to increase the sentence for a grenade found in the ex-officer's car.

December 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Authorities: Almost $21K of meth found in diaper bag near infant

Authorities say two Gainesville parents tried to hide $20,900 of methamphetamine and needles in a diaper bag with their 4-month-old child in their car.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dog rescued from Murrayville well

When Hall County Fire Services Lt. Nathan Crowe ascended on a rope pulley with a dog in his arms, Carolyn Smith said her "prayers were ...

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mercer takes over as Gainesville City Schools board chairman

Elected school officials in Gainesville started the new year by shuffling leadership roles.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search intensifies for Gainesville superintendent

Gainesville school board members are wasting little time turning their attention to what new Chairman Brett Mercer calls their No. 1 priority - hiring a new ...

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


National Bank of Georgia now part of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial

Athens-based The National Bank of Georgia, which has a Gainesville office, is now part of State Bank Financial Corporation of Atlanta.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of shooting dog with air rifle

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting a 10-pound Chihuahua with an air rifle, wounding the animal.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets bond rating boost

Hall County's bond rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- following a clean audit report released last month.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


YMCA works to make wellness easy

Change is hard.

January 03, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local




Man accused of trying to sell fake gold bars

An Anderson, S.C., man is accused of trying to sell fake gold bars at a Gainesville pawn shop, according to authorities.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner IDs kids killed in Sunday wreck

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck has identified the two children killed Sunday afternoon in a southeast Hall County wreck.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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